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Challenges and opportunities in lactic acid bioprocess design-From economic to production aspects

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de Oliveira, Regiane Alves [1] ; Komesu, Andrea [2] ; Vaz Rossell, Carlos Eduardo [3] ; Maciel Filho, Rubens [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Campinas Unicamp, Sch Chem Engn, Lab Optimizat Design & Adv Proc Control, 500 Albert Einstein Ave, BR-13083852 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Fed Univ Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Dept Marine Sci, 144 Carvalho Mendonca St, BR-11070100 Santos - Brazil
[3] Univ Campinas Unicamp, Interdisciplinary Ctr Energy Planning NIPE, 330 Cora Coralina St, BR-13083896 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Review article
Source: Biochemical Engineering Journal; v. 133, p. 219-239, MAY 15 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 11

Lactic acid is an already consolidated bioproduct in the world market. It has many applications, such as: the production of biodegradable polymers, substitution of plastics from oil, and new uses in medicine. Besides this, new applications are being discovered every year, especially in chemical industries as a building-block molecule. The lactic acid market is in constant growth and the fact that the final products are able to comply with environmental laws as green, renewable and biodegradable products contributes to the tendency of continuous growth in the next few years. With all of this in mind, this paper will explore the main aspects of the sector, as well as market tendencies, production chain, and innovation. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/26290-5 - Optimization of lactic acid production from sugar cane
Grantee:Regiane Alves de Oliveira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)